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2 arrested in handlebar attack that left victim with serious injuries

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A man suffered life-threatening injuries when someone struck him in the head with a handlebar in downtown San Francisco on Monday afternoon, police said.

The incident occurred at Hallidie Plaza, near the Powell Street BART station entrance, just before 3 p.m., according to police.

The victim, a 57-year-old man, was allegedly trying to break up a fight when the suspect, a 22-year-old man, attacked him.

Officers responded to the scene and medical crews transported the victim to a hospital.

Officers arrested the suspect as well as a 21-year-old man in connection with the assault. Their identities were not released.

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